Melanie Jean Kirkpatrick

Melanie Jean Kirkpatrick, 56, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019.

She was born Melanie Arnold to Merving and Darylle Arnold in San Diego, on October 14, 1962. She married David K. Kirkpatrick in 1988, and they lived in Yucaipa. Together they raised three children.

Melanie will be remembered by all as being loving, feisty, and dedicated to the people that she cared about no matter what. She would give you the shirt off of her back and would help anyone in need especially kids.

Melanie was preceded in death by her son Zechariah Kriner, husband David Kirkpatrick, mother Darylle Arnold, brother Merving (Danny) Arnold, and brother Randall Hope.

She is survived by her seven children, Tabitha (Keith), Melina (Danny), David, Alex, Rykki, Donald, and Joel; five grandchildren, Hailey, Hope, Adeline, Misty and Henry; nieces and nephews: Carolyn, Wendy, Heather, Danny, and John; brother Paul.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for July 31, at The Well Church, located at 12717 14th St. Yucaipa. Pastor Ron Wood will officiate the ceremony. Please contact Tabitha or Melina if you would like to attend or in regards to donations, via email at either or

The family would like to thank the following for their support and services during this difficult time; Redlands Community Hospital ICU, Michaela Marr and Tradition Cremation, and Pastor Ron Wood and The Well Church.